LINGUIST List 15.3377

Thu Dec 02 2004

Jobs: Amerindian Lang: Coordinator, Western Carolina U

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        1.    Carrie McLachlan, Native American Language Revitalization: Coordinator for Cherokee Language Revitalization, Western Carolina University, NC, USA



Message 1: Native American Language Revitalization: Coordinator for Cherokee Language Revitalization, Western Carolina University, NC, USA

Date: 02-Dec-2004
From: Carrie McLachlan <mclachlanemail.wcu.edu>
Subject: Native American Language Revitalization: Coordinator for Cherokee Language Revitalization, Western Carolina University, NC, USA


University or Organization: Western Carolina University 
 Department: Cherokee Studies
 Job Rank: Coordinator for Cherokee Language Revitalization  
 Specialty Areas: Native American Language Revitalization 
 
 
 Description:
 
 Cherokee Studies seeks a linguist to co-ordinate Cherokee language
 revitalization efforts at Western Carolina University in ways that will best
 meet the needs of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).  Ph.D. in
 Linguistics or Anthropological linguistics preferred with an interest and
 expertise in Native American language revitalization.   
 
 Duties include working with several entities including Cherokee Studies and
 Modern Foreign Languages at Western Carolina University, Tsalagi  Aniwoni of the
 EBCI, and partnering with other institutions such as the Museum of the Cherokee
 Indian, the Cherokee Nation, and Northeastern State University; providing
 linguistic expertise to assist Cherokee language speakers to develop effective
 Cherokee language instruction methods and course materials; and providing
 assistance to native speakers in course development and teaching of Cherokee
 language courses at Western Carolina University.  
 
 Desire someone with good communication, interpersonal skills, and sensitivity to
 the needs of Native American communities, knowledge of language immersion
 techniques, and the capability of writing grants to fund future language
 revitalization efforts.  The position is grant funded.  
 
 Starting date: January 2005 or as soon as possible.  Applicants should send a
 letter of interest, vita, official transcripts, 3 references, and contact
 information to the address below.  Review of applications will begin as soon as
 received and continue until position is filled.
 
 
 Address for Applications:
 
  Dr. Tom Hatley 
  Cherokee Studies, McKee 105B 
  Western Carolina University 
  Cullowhee, NC 28723 
  United States of America  
 
 Application Deadline: Open until filled.
 
 Contact Information:
 
  Carrie McLachlan 
  Email: mclachlanemail.wcu.edu 
  Phone: 828-227-2303 
  Fax: 828-227-7061 
  Website: http://www.wcu.edu/cherokeestudies
 
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